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Shaving the head

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Q: There is much virtue for shaving one’s head when on Umrah or Hajj. What is the virtue for shaving one’s head when not performing Umrah or Hajj. i.e. did Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) shave his head when not performing Umrah or Hajj?

Bismillaah

A:

1. Apart from shaving one’s head in hajj and umrah, there is no virtue mentioned in the Hadith for shaving one’s head at other times.

2. No, apart from hajj and umrah, it is not established in the Hadith that Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) shaved his head at other times.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن على رضى الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال من ترك موضع شعرة من جنابة لم يغسلها فعل به كذا وكذا من النار قال على فمن ثم عاديت رأسى فمن ثم عاديت رأسى ثلاثا وكان يجز شعره (سنن أبي داود #249)

وبهذ الحديث استدل الطيبي على سنية حلق الرأس لتقريره صلى الله عليه سلم ولأنه من الخلفاء الراشدين الذين أمرنا بمتابعة سنتهم ورد عليه القاري وابن حجر فقالا إن فعله رضي لله عنه إذا كان مخالفا لسنة عليه الصلوة والسلام وبقية الخلفاء يكون رخصة لا سنة (بذل المجهود 1/ 152)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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